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KPBS Midday Edition is a daily talk show hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh and Jade Hindmon, keeping San Diegans in the know on everything from politics to the arts.


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KPBS Midday Edition is a daily talk show hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh and Jade Hindmon, keeping San Diegans in the know on everything from politics to the arts.




Navigating mental health and middle school in 'Iveliz Explains It All'

Andrea Beatriz Arango's debut novel in verse "Iveliz Explains It All" is the 2023 One Book, One San Diego selection for teens.


How schools, parents can combat the e-cigarette epidemic

A recent survey found 5% of middle schoolers and 10% of high schoolers reported using e-cigarettes or vapes in the last 30 days.


Food insecurity is on the rise

Pandemic aid for food assistance ended in February. Rising rates of food and nutrition insecurity show that San Diegans are feeling the impact.


San Diego Mayor on housing package, police chief search

The San Diego City Council rejected San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria's Housing Action Package 2.0 last week. We hear from the mayor on the next steps for his housing initiative. Plus, San Diego has started searching for its next police chief.


The future of planes and trains in San Diego

San Diego International Airport is undergoing a multibillion-dollar transformational renovation project. Where do things stand now and what impact will it have on holiday travel? Then, train tracks in parts of North County will need to move due to coastal erosion.


Weekend arts events to check out, plus films to be thankful for

We preview some arts and culture events to check out ahead of Thanksgiving. Plus, Midday Movies critics discuss the films they’re thankful for.


Holiday health update: A check on COVID, flu and mpox

As we get set to reunite with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, we get a temperature check on where things stand with COVID-19, as well as other viruses like the flu and mpox.


Indigenous stewardship helps climate change efforts

There are greater efforts to put Indigenous voices at the forefront when it comes to protecting the environment and taking action against a worsening climate crisis.


Soda Bar anniversary, N. Scott Momaday and Coronado Island Film Fest

A beloved music venue is celebrating 15 years. Plus, we revisit an interview with Native American author N. Scott Momaday. And the Coronado Island Film Festival is back.


One year in, California leads advances in AI

Advances in artificial intelligence, many coming from California companies, have led to new possibilities for life and work. However, concerns about its potential power persist as tech companies expand its capabilities.


The historical trauma behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The latest war between Israel and Hamas is entering its second month. We go back over 100 hundred years to explore the historical roots of the ongoing conflict.


Día de Muertos, the California Festival and San Diego Asian Film Fest

How does the Latino community in San Diego celebrate Día de Muertos? Plus, the return of a statewide music festival and a showcase of Asian cinema.


How studying Indigenous genetic data can lead to a more inclusive future

Genome scientist and UC San Diego professor Keolu Fox uses genomic studies to decode Indigenous history, from migratory patterns to disease in these communities.


What San Diego's high cost of living means for millennials and Gen Zers

San Diego's high cost of living, especially for housing, has many millennials and Gen Zers struggling to build a life in the region.


Scaring the neighbors: How to execute a backyard Halloween haunt

Want kids to run screaming from your house next Halloween? KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando has some tips.


Kehinde Wiley's art, a 19th century courtesan and Halloween movies

A closer look at Kehinde Wiley's work and its influence on the art world. Plus, what this weekend has in store for the arts. And Midday Movies is back with some frightening Halloween picks.


Ban on lowrider cruising ends in California

Thousands of lowriders and car enthusiasts are celebrating a new law that lifts restrictions on cruising across the state.


San Diego professor elected new president of American Psychological Association

Debra Kawahara, an associate dean and professor at Alliant International University, will serve as president-elect in 2024.


Coping with Middle East crisis in ever connected world

The Israel-Hamas war has brought images of violence and destruction to our smartphones and televisions. What do we need to keep in mind when seeing violent images from the Middle East conflict when it comes to mental health and wellness? Plus, a recent reporting project from the New York Times delved into the role that smart phones and social media has on teenage girls in its series "Being 13."


California creates alert system for missing Black teens, young adults

It's called the Ebony Alert and is for those between the ages of 12 and 25, including those who are runaways and victims of human trafficking, whereas the Amber Alert is only for children under the age of 18 and is not used if someone is classified as a runaway.